2024 New Illinois Real Estate Laws

Illinois Real estate law is transforming with the introduction of six new laws taking effect on January 1, 2023, and two more in 2024.

SB 1495 modifies real estate licensing requirements on January 1, 2024, while AB 2503 requires updating terminology used in real estate contracts by December 31st of that same year.

SB 1005 clarifies the probate code while SB 1017 provides tenant protections against domestic violence to safeguard individuals as they navigate their legal rights within the industry.

AB 1410 mandates that homeowner’s associations (HOAs) permit their members to talk about their common interest development on social media as well as letting them rent out a portion of owner-occupied space. During emergency scenarios, HOAs may not pursue enforcement for violations if it would be potentially hazardous to repair the issue.

AB 1837 and AB 2170 both modify existing laws regarding eligible bidders for foreclosed properties, making it easier for tenants, owner-occupants, nonprofits, and governmental organizations to win a bid.

AB 2559 has outlined a reusable tenant screening report, which landlords can opt to use and must provide tenants with costless access if they do so.

AB 2745, states experience applicable to the real estate broker exam must have been obtained within the last five years.

AB 2960 stipulates that the disclosure requirements of a contract remain in effect, regardless if such requirements are altered after its initial agreement.

Importance of using an Illinois Real Estate Lawyer

Whether you’re buying or selling a property, an Illinois real estate attorney can help to protect your interests and safeguard you from potential financial loss. The legal complexities involved in real estate transactions can be confusing for laypeople, from those purchasing residential property to businesses purchasing commercial locations. Real estate lawyers can provide advice and assistance throughout the process, ensuring everything is conducted legally and smoothly.

In Illinois, real estate attorneys are licensed to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court. They must adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional responsibility. Real estate lawyers have experience with a wide range of legal issues related to real estate, including purchase contracts, mortgages, title searches, zoning regulations, and more. Suppose you’re thinking about buying or selling property in Illinois. In that case, it’s in your best interest to consult with an Illinois real estate lawyer to ensure that everything is done correctly and efficiently.

An Illinois real estate lawyer can provide a number of services, including:

– Reviewing and negotiating purchase contracts

– Conducting title searches

– Examining real estate documents for accuracy

– Advising on mortgage terms and financing options

– Assisting with closings and ensuring that all legal requirements are met

– Handling disputes between buyers and sellers

Choosing the right Illinois real estate lawyer is an important decision. You’ll want to find someone who is experienced, knowledgeable, and who you feel comfortable working with. Be sure to ask for referrals from friends, family, or other professionals in the real estate industry once you’ve narrowed down your choices, schedule consultations with each lawyer to get a better sense of their qualifications and personality. With the help of an Illinois real estate lawyer, you can confidently move forward with your real estate transaction, knowing that your interests are being protected.

2022 Illinois Real Estate Brokerage License Requirements

2022 Real Estate Brokerage License Requirements for a Continuing Education (CE) Instructor. An individual possessing a Real Estate Continuing Education (“CE”) Instructor License may teach an. Elective CE Course. Licensed by the Division of Real Estate (“DRE”) unless restricted by the DRE to specific courses or topic areas.

To learn more view the link below.

https://idfpr.illinois.gov/Forms/DRE/CEReq2022.pdf

2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program

Rental Payment Program (ILRPP). With Illinois’ initial 2021 allocation of rental relief funds fully paid out, IHDA will open a new round of assistance funded by a separate federal bill on Monday, November 8, 2021. For future ILRPP and mortgage assistance program information and updates, please visit illinoishousinghelp.org. You may read the full press release here.

Rent Assistance Still Available Through IDHS!

If you missed the window to apply for assistance through IHDA, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is currently accepting applications for rental assistance. If you are looking for assistance, please contact an IDHS Service Provider Agency in your area. To find out if you’re eligible, ask about rental assistance, and get help with applying.

Find a IDHS Service Provider at https://www.illinoisrentalassistance.org/providers